Full Time Job

Character Outsource Lead

Epic Games

Cary, NC 10-30-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

What We Do

Push your artistic talent to the limit on a team of world-class environment, character and concept artists who strive to innovate and inspire.

What You'll Do

Epic Games is searching for an experienced Outsourcing Lead to support and supervise creative content provided by outsource partners. Reporting to the individual art lead(s) and working with the Outsource Manager, the outsource Lead will provide front-line creative feedback for work submitted for Epic review.

Though the role will be mainly supervisory, the individual should be an experienced artist, having worked in game studio pipelines before, and have a solid hands-on art background.

The ideal candidate would be a talented artist who is able to communicate with outsource partners, including documenting existing pipelines, collecting or creating quality bar and technical example assets, collecting photo reference, creating asset block-outs, creating simple blockout paint overs, and finally packaging all files to send off to the external artists.

In this role, you will
• Work closely with the individual Epic Art Leads, Outsource Manager(s), and artists on the team to ensure assets have all the information they need when they are sent out to the external teams.
• Collect or generate detailed documentation, video reference, and examples of art asset production, procedures, and engine requirements to support the external vendors.
• If required, making any needed fixes to keep assets consistent and technically game ready as they're handed off from the outsource partner.
• Clearly communicate feedback to the outsource partner, and ensure those creative notes and goals are met. Inform leadership in the event that isn't happening.
• Communicating and partnering with internal Epic art staff ensuring outsourced assets are ingested into the pipeline and engine correctly.
• When required, some amount of hands-on art production delivering assets for the project, ensuring they are familiar and capable working inside of the Epic pipeline.
• Bug support, triage, and resolution for any art assets that have been created by the outsourcing team.

What we're looking for
• Experience in shipping AAA titles across multiple platforms.
• Experienced shipping production assets for games in either environment, character, weapon, or concept disciplines
• Experienced in game art asset creation in a variety of software packages including Maya, 3ds Max, Zbrush, Photoshop, Substance, etc.
• Must be highly organized, self-driven, customer focused, and a great team player.
• Must be a clear and concise communicator, able to deliver complex creative feedback across external vendor locations.
• Experienced working within a team and a high pressure production environment
• You're user-focused, passionate, scrappy, solutions-focused, and innovative. These traits equal success at Epic and influence everything we do.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gmq1nm-18-232-179-5-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Epic Games

Founded in 1991, Epic Games is a leading interactive entertainment company and provider of 3D engine technology. Epic operates Fortnite, one of the world’s largest games with over 350 million accounts and 2.5 billion friend connections. Epic also develops Unreal Engine, which powers the world’s leading games and is also adopted across industries such as film and television, architecture, automotive, manufacturing, and simulation.